31 Oct 2014

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I too can not understand why parents are not prosecuted for allowing their children to suffer but why do not the paid authorities do more? They've wasted well over a million pounds over the last two decades to impose their will on us the public at large in Southampton rather than helping the small number of under privileged children who needed help. Why didn't they reverse the situation and blitz the small number with educational regimes like tooth brushing.
They say it has been done and doesn't work well they should get people in who will make it work.

Echo In my View

30 Oct 2014

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 Congratulations!!  Moms and families are fighting hard to end the fluoridation in the USA!  Please pass on our information to any of your supporters who may be able to "like" our Facebook page and help us to do just what you have done!

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Appalling tooth decay' in city to be tackled

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Authorby , Political reporter
“APPALLING” tooth decay problems among youngsters in Southampton could be tackled by a series of new initiatives which could be rolled out in the city.
Civic chiefs say they are looking at a number of ways to tackle poor dental health among city youngsters, after plans to fluoridate much of the city's water were dropped.
As reported in the Daily Echo, Public Health England (PHE) has scrapped plans to add fluoride to the tap water of 200,000 households in Southampton and Hampshire.
The decision came more than two decades after the proposals first surfaced, and six years after the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) approved the plans.
A recent report issued by PHE showed that 10.5 per cent of three-year-olds in Southampton have tooth decay and city council chiefs are keen to grab as much of the estimated £200,000 annual funding that would have been available forfluoridation to fund other initiatives to battle oral health issues among children.
Council health chief Dave Shields said some people in the city suffered “appalling dental health problems”, and that he was already considering a number of ways the decay rates could be brought down.
He said: “We can deal with symptoms through targeted tooth-brushing programmes in certain areas.
“This would be linked to anti-poverty programmes promoting oral health and better diets to families experiencing difficulties through centres, such as Sure Start Centres.”
Council leader Simon Letts said: “What we don't want to happen is that PHE, having got hold of funding for fluoridation, take their ball home and refuse to have any more input into improving dental health.”
He hopes the council can learn from the Childsmile initiative in Glasgow, but says PHE stumping up funding is key due to the stretched nature of council finances.
A number of different initiatives run through Childsmile, such as running tooth brushing and fluoride varnish sessions at nurseries and primary schools, and dedicated support workers who contact families to offer dental health advice and help them find a dentist.
Every child is provided with a dental pack containing a toothbrush, tube of toothpaste and an information leaflet on at least six occasions by the age of five.
Cllr Letts hopes to meet with PHE soon to discuss funding, with PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie already confirming the organisation intended to work with the city council on other initiatives.
The British Dental Association's Clive Marks, who works at Bedford Place Dental Centre in Southampton, said the solution to the city's dental woes consists of working with parents and their youngsters from a young age to work on tooth brushing and cutting down on sugar intake.
He said: “It's about early engagement and support - that's all that's needed.
“Get everything right with the first set of teeth and then by the time the other ones come through at about the age of six they will be in good habits.

29 Oct 2014

28 Oct 2014

BREAKING NEWS Fluoride plans for Southampton scrapped by Public Health England

Fluoride plans scrapped completely
First published 12:09 Tuesday 28 October 2014 in News

CONTROVERSIAL plans to add fluoride to the drinking water of Southampton residents have been scrapped.

In a statement released today, Public Health England, said: "Public Health England (PHE) will take no further action to implement a proposed water fluoridationscheme that would have served around 160,000 Southampton residents and a further 35,000 people in neighbouring parts of south west Hampshire.

CONTROVERSIAL plans to add fluoride to the drinking water of Southampton residents have been scrapped.

In a statement released today, Public Health England, said: "Public Health England (PHE) will take no further action to implement a proposed water fluoridationscheme that would have served around 160,000 Southampton residents and a further 35,000 people in neighbouring parts of south west Hampshire.

"PHE endorses the efficacy and safety of water fluoridation in reducing children’s tooth decay but does not wish to proceed without the backing of Southampton City Council, the local authority where most of those who would benefit from fluoridation live. Both Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council oppose the scheme."

The revelation came after pressure from the Southern Daily Echo, when we specifically asked PHE if the fluoride scheme for the city had been ditched.

PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie said: “Water fluoridation would make a big difference to the dental health of Southampton children, particularly those in the most socially deprived areas. We regret having to drop the scheme, but we believe it is the right decision in the circumstances.

“We want to work with Southampton City Council to tackle Southampton’s high rates of tooth decay. We have offered support to the Council in coming up with plans to reduce tooth decay among local children.”
Cllr Royston Smith said: “That’s absolutely excellent news. They didn’t do a thorough and proper consultation with the public and this hopedully is a sign that they have listened to the concerns of residents and they have decided not to put floride in the water.
"If in future they decide to, they should carry out a full and thorough consultation.”
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Professor Stephen Peckham, from campaign group Hampshire Against Fluoridation, said: “This is wonderful news.
“I don’t think there was a groundswell of support for fluoridation at all.
“I think this is absolutely right decision. I don’t think they would have had a legal leg to stand on anyway and I think it’s the only decision that was possible given the circumstances.
“What I hope now is that the councils take more interest in dealing with children’s oral health, and develop schemes that look at daily tooth brushing.”
John Denham, MP for Southampton Itchen, said: “I welcome this decision. While I always recognised the health arguments in favour of fluoridation I consistently said that it could not go ahead without the clear consent of local people.
"The NHS has failed to persuade people and it is right that the scheme is dropped.”
City council cabinet member for health Dave Shields told the Daily Echo: “Clearly Public Health England had money available for the scheme to help us address dental health inequality in Southampton.
“If they have decided they don’t want to spend it on fluoride we want that money to be given to us to address our appalling dental health problems in other ways.
“We would welcome an opportunity to work with them.
“This has been hanging over Southampton for the last 20 years, so it’s time to put this behind us and move on.
“The health of our children is the important thing and getting hung up on this debate has been a bit of a distraction from the main thing at hand.”
New Forest county councillor David Harrison, who has campaigned against fluoridation, said: “This is tremendous news.
“I think it’s good news for two reasons. Firstly it’s good for the people of Southampton and the surrounding area that would have received this medication via their tap water.
“But it’s also good news because I think it sends out a message nationally that public health bodies cannot impose their wishes open people without their consent.
“I think after all of this time we can say there has been a break-out of common sense and I hope that no other public health bodies will try to do something like this again.”

Echo letter

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Excellent letter, Angela really understands the situation far better than most Councillors.

27 Oct 2014

German rejection of fluoridation

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Echo letter

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To see video of the debate go to Sunday, October 05, 2014 October meeting, in the archive. See who you would rather believe is genuine. Who has an open mind, who listens to the people and believes there is room for concern and not just mindlessly quote medical authorities that fluoridation is safe and effective.

Echo In my View

26 Oct 2014

Interview of James Fairbairn, President of Fluoride Free WA, on WTV's "One On One Shadow Boxing" program - 14th October 2014 (Part 1 of 2)

25 Oct 2014

Scientists: Our gums are less healthy than Roman Britons'

DESPITE the benefits of fluoride toothpaste, electric toothbrush and floss, modern Britons have worse gums than their ancestors living in the Roman times, scientists claim.
Chronic gum disease can cause tooth lossScientists believe gum disease was far less prevalent 1,800 years ago because people in Roman Britain did not smoke and were virtually free of diabetes - two health factors which can inflame gums.
Severe chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, results from an inflammatory response to the build-up of plaque and can cause tooth loss.
To make their findings, scientists examined 303 skulls from a Romano-British burial ground in Poundbury, Dorset and found that only 5 per cent showed signs of moderate to severe gum disease.
But in modern Britain, a chronic gum disease rate of 15 per cent to 30 per cent is common.
Lead researcher Professor Francis Hughes, from King's College London's Dental Institute, said: "We were very struck by the finding that severe gum disease appeared to be much less common in the Roman British population than in modern humans, despite the fact that they did not use toothbrushes or visit dentists as we do today."

Ireland - When's compulsory medication going to end?

Ireland stands alone as the only nation in Europe compulsorily medicating its population with a controversial chemical, which is fluoride.

I recently wrote an article in which I stated uncomfortable facts about fluoride and fluoridation.
Columnist Sarah Carey subsequently wrote about the issue, and said she believed that the addition of fluoride into public water supplies was "one of the greatest health initiatives in the western world".
In response to this, I would urge Sarah Carey to listen openly to both sides of the debate. Our health and environment are too precious to not ask questions about this failed Government policy.
The issues that I have raised, highlight my many concerns about the controversial practice of mass medication by toxic fluoride acid in our water.
There are many facts, which can be checked and verified fully, about the issue of fluoride and fluoridation which people may be interested to know.
For instance, there is enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a 12-year-old.
In the US, all fluoride toothpaste carries a poison warning. It warns that if you accidently swallow more than a tiny pea-sized amount of paste you should contact a poison control centre immediately.
The amount of fluoride in the pea size that requires a warning, is the same amount of fluoride in a glass of Irish tap water with no warning.
Meanwhile, 98pc of Europe has rejected fluoridation, and many countries based their decision on health concerns.
These countries have chosen not to override the human rights of the majority, for the supposed benefit to a few.
In Northern Ireland also, 25 out of 26 councils decided against force-feeding this chemical to people via its water supply.
This practice amounts to drugging by thirst. The thirstier you are, the more fluoride you receive. What doctor would prescribe drugs by thirst?
It is worth noting that babies drink three to four times more liquids than adults, relative to their size. So they'll get three to four times fluoride's toxic effects. And as they can't excrete fluoride, 90pc of it stays in their body.
Meanwhile, 99.9pc of this toxic fluoridated acid is flushed straight down the drain, after underground leaks, industry usage, and household waste water.
A 500-page report from the National Research Council, which was the work of 12 scientists over three years, outlined the adverse effects which are possible from low levels of fluoride ingestion.
These included thyroid Impairment, impaired glucose tolerance, moderate dental fluorosis, bone fractures, moderate skeletal fluorosis lowering of IQ and brain damage - the latter especially in the presence of aluminium.
Shockingly, all of these adverse effects, with possibly the exception of bone fractures and lower IQ, can occur at 1 mg/L - the level used for water fluoridation.
As an senator, I remain concerned about the quality of our drinking water, and the addition of fluoride acid, which is being forced on us all, whether we want it or not.

24 Oct 2014

This debate was held on October 18, 2014 to inform the residents about water fluoridation. A referendum question regarding water fluoridation will be included on the 2014 Prince George Municipal Election ballot.

Dr. Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He is a noted Toxicologist specializing in environmental chemistry and toxicology. Paul co-founded the Fluoride Action Network and is the co-author of The Case Against Fluoride.

Dr. Todd Whitcombe, Associate Professor, UNBC is Chair of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria. His research interests are in the area of “Bio-Inorganic” chemistry and, specifically, in reaction kinetics of model systems for biologically interesting or relevant molecules.

UK - Lymington Times

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Title should read "without local support"

Not sure it is as definite as their interpretation of the letter PHE think they can still go ahead without a consultation because of all the money SHA spent trying to introduce fluoridation before they were abolished.